This species is known only from a single site, Sercchip, in Sercchip District, Mizoram, northeastern India at 880 m asl (Mathew and Sen, 2007). It presumably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The only known specimen was collected from a the compound of a guest house, where it was entering an underground hide-out (Mathew and Sen, 2007). The countryside surrounding the compound is dominated by trees (R. Mathew pers. comm.). If its ecology is similar to that of other members of its genus, it breeds in streams and occurs in forest surrounding streams.
There is no information on its abundance. It is known only from a single specimen, and efforts to locate additional specimens at the time of its discovery were not successful (Mathew and Sen, 2007).
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine this species' distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservation needs.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
Rosamma Mathew 2008. Megophrys serchhipii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136086A4229327. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T136086A4229327.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018